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    Defeating Diabetes

    6.3 is a great number! Why? Because it is below 7. And why is that important? Because if one's blood sugar (A1C) is 7 or above, one is diabetic. My A1C is now 6.3. Back in Jan of 2015, I got sick, bad sick and they discovered by the end of the month that I was diabetic with an A1C of 13.6. By November 2015, I had it down to 7.6 with a diet change and this January, it was down to 7.3. Now that I have the swim for veterans as my quest and have been diligently working hard, I am now below the diabetic level.
    I am still on meds for now but if this keeps going the way it is, I will win this battle as well. Hoo-yah life!
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    Congratulations, Boog - big up to you.
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    Good for you. The challenge will be to maintain that healthy lifestyle, best of luck to you.
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    Keep on the path. Good to recover.
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    Thanks guys. Here is more of what I have been doing.
    The number one good food for diabetics is an apple. Red delicious and
    granny Smith are the highest in anti-oxidants but any will do due to
    their fiber and the type of sugar they give us; I eat 1-2 a day. I also
    eat at least one cup full of berries, Black, Blue or Straw... The gastro
    doc said I need at least two helpings of fish a week; not to waste my
    money on fish oil pills, just eat the darn fish. I eat lots of veggies
    usually with either guacamole or humus. I eat lots of nuts and a table
    spoon of peanut butter 4-6 times a day.




    Basically, I eat 6 small meals a day. Lean beef and pork are a big part
    of this diet but I try to keep the portions down to 6-8 ounces each. I
    eat more chicken then any other meat.




    I have cut most bread out of my diet as well as rice. But to be honest,
    when one lives with a Filipino, that is harder than trying to breath
    water. I cut way back on my soda pop but will still have a Dr. Pepper
    once in a great while.




    I drink a beer or two but stay away from the girl beers. I mainly drink
    stouts, porters and ales that live in 7% alcohol range and above.
    (Okay, that doesn't help the situation at all but in an effort to fully
    disclose, I had to divulge it). A nice rum or a Scotch will sneak its
    way into my belly once in awhile too.




    Cutting out the bread, rice and soda and going to 6 meals a day helped
    more than I thought it would. The numbers don't lie; I have lost close
    to 25 pounds this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boog View Post
    Thanks guys. Here is more of what I have been doing.
    The number one good food for diabetics is an apple. Red delicious and
    granny Smith are the highest in anti-oxidants but any will do due to
    their fiber and the type of sugar they give us; I eat 1-2 a day. I also
    eat at least one cup full of berries, Black, Blue or Straw... The gastro
    doc said I need at least two helpings of fish a week; not to waste my
    money on fish oil pills, just eat the darn fish. I eat lots of veggies
    usually with either guacamole or humus. I eat lots of nuts and a table
    spoon of peanut butter 4-6 times a day.




    Basically, I eat 6 small meals a day. Lean beef and pork are a big part
    of this diet but I try to keep the portions down to 6-8 ounces each. I
    eat more chicken then any other meat.




    I have cut most bread out of my diet as well as rice. But to be honest,
    when one lives with a Filipino, that is harder than trying to breath
    water. I cut way back on my soda pop but will still have a Dr. Pepper
    once in a great while.




    I drink a beer or two but stay away from the girl beers. I mainly drink
    stouts, porters and ales that live in 7% alcohol range and above.
    (Okay, that doesn't help the situation at all but in an effort to fully
    disclose, I had to divulge it). A nice rum or a Scotch will sneak its
    way into my belly once in awhile too.




    Cutting out the bread, rice and soda and going to 6 meals a day helped
    more than I thought it would. The numbers don't lie; I have lost close
    to 25 pounds this way.
    WELL we know soda is garbage if you eat crap your health will be crap its that simple just eat good food and dont overeat or drink booze if you want to be healthy and dont smoke anything or suffer the consequences
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    Congrats Boog. That's a difficult diet to stick to, so well done you. I also wonder, given your upcoming swim, what you exercise routine you've been following? Any Docs here are better placed than I to comment, but getting your blood sugar down that much by diet alone is quite an achievement.

    Quote Originally Posted by IMFASTTOO View Post
    WELL we know soda is garbage if you eat crap your health will be crap its that simple just eat good food and dont overeat or drink booze if you want to be healthy and dont smoke anything or suffer the consequences
    Jeez Art, you're a bundle of joy aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perdurabo View Post
    Congrats Boog. That's a difficult diet to stick to, so well done you. I also wonder, given your upcoming swim, what you exercise routine you've been following? Any Docs here are better placed than I to comment, but getting your blood sugar down that much by diet alone is quite an achievement.



    Jeez Art, you're a bundle of joy aren't you?

    I'm in the "Better to burn out than fade away" camp myself.
    YEAH you want want to poison yourself for an early demise doesnt sound like fun to me I want to keep on keeping on I like the healthy lifestyle I feel much better eating the healthy stuff I enjoy eating good food and I stay away from the garbage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perdurabo View Post
    Congrats Boog. That's a difficult diet to stick to, so well done you. I also wonder, given your upcoming swim, what you exercise routine you've been following? Any Docs here are better placed than I to comment, but getting your blood sugar down that much by diet alone is quite an achievement.
    Diet was all I could do at first. Just before the diabetes diagnosis, I found out the pain in my gut was caused by diverticulitis. Every time I would workout of do hard work, my lower intestines would get pissed of at me. That was in November of '14 I think. So when Jan '15 rolls around and the doc gives me the news of diabetes, I couldn't do much about working out other than to walk more which did help. So diet change was the big help.

    My swims are what took me below the threshold and I am sure I can keep that going...

    Quote Originally Posted by IMFASTTOO View Post
    WELL we know soda is garbage if you eat crap your health will be crap...
    Well, some soda may be crap, But not Dr. Pepper; it is nectar from God.
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